Preston Hartley


Mid Level
United Kingdom
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About me

Preston is a London based freelance documentary director. Raised in Burnley, Lancashire, he has since produced a range of projects both short and long from content for various clients. I've directed, produced and self-shot a 60 minute contemporary documentary that has been nominated for a 2018 Grierson Award, As a Man - A journey into the lives of homeless young men living in supported accommodation, who are being given the chance to be reintroduced into society. Recently, completed a commission from online platform Copa90 on the runner Scott Cunliffe as he runs to every Burnley away game in the 18'-19' season. With an exploration of Scott's past experiences of working in South East Asia, how he deals with his mental health and how football fans in the UK can look for their own solutions for their problems. Grierson Trust DocLab 2018 Trainee

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  • Documentary
  • Documentary Film
  • Directing
  • Film Directing
  • Film Editing

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Self Employed

    Work history


    Freelance Photographer & Filmmaker

    Self Employed

    Aug 2014
    • Farnham, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Producing content with focus on documentary and lifestyle content to promote a brand, people or a message.



    Digital Film and Screen Arts

    University for the Creative Arts

    Sep 2015
    • Farnham, United Kingdom